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11 Items in Van Halen’s Contract Rider (Including No Brown M&Ms)

Van Halen is back! Featuring David Lee Roth and three Van Halen brothers, the band has reunited for a North American tour, and their new record was released just three days ago. So I thought I’d take a look back at the band’s infamous early-1980s tour rider*, the document that specified no brown [...]

Remixing Alien Theme Song On A Commodore 64

(YouTube Link) This is a crazy cool remix of the Alien video game theme song, a game which was released on the Commodore 64, appropriately being played on a Commodore 64, laptop and some other musical doohickeys. Add Southern Comfort as inspiration and a creepy green goblin looking mask and you’ve got old school awesome sauce. [...]

Armchair Field Trip: Lollapalooza

Last year was my first Lollapalooza ever. It’s been around since 1991, but let’s just say there’s no way my parents would have let me go back then. At the time, it was created by Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for Jane’s Addiction. So much for farewell – it ran for the next six [...]